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NBA & ABA Career Playoff Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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NBA/ABA

Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Chris Paul 2.26
3. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Brian Taylor 2.06
11. Joe Caldwell 2.00
12. Sam Lacey 1.93
13. Russell Westbrook 1.93
14. Rajon Rondo 1.93
15. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
16. Jason Kidd 1.91
17. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
18. Magic Johnson* 1.88
19. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
20. John Stockton* 1.86
21. Fat Lever 1.85
22. Fatty Taylor 1.84
23. Larry Bird* 1.80
24. LeBron James 1.78
25. Gus Williams 1.76
26. Norm Van Lier 1.74
27. Freddie Lewis 1.74
28. Paul George 1.72
29. Johnny Moore 1.71
30. Wendell Ladner 1.71
31. Don Buse 1.70
32. Kawhi Leonard 1.69
33. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
34. Mike Gale 1.67
35. Stephen Curry 1.67
36. Julius Erving* 1.66
37. Ron Boone 1.66
38. Don Chaney 1.65
39. Larry Hughes 1.63
40. Kerry Kittles 1.61
41. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
42. Doug Christie 1.60
43. Otis Birdsong 1.60
44. Monta Ellis 1.59
45. James Harden 1.58
46. Dwyane Wade 1.57
47. Tim Hardaway 1.57
48. Charles Barkley* 1.57
49. Jimmy Butler 1.56
50. Kyrie Irving 1.56
51. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
52. Paul Pressey 1.55
53. Doc Rivers 1.54
54. Metta World Peace 1.54
55. Darnell Valentine 1.54
56. Norm Nixon 1.53
57. Ben Wallace 1.53
58. Derek Harper 1.53
59. Lionel Hollins 1.48
60. Butch Beard 1.48
61. Draymond Green 1.48
62. Andre Iguodala 1.47
63. Jimmy Jones 1.47
64. Nick Anderson 1.47
65. Charlie Ward 1.46
66. Cazzie Russell 1.45
67. Kendall Gill 1.44
68. Trevor Ariza 1.43
69. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
70. Mike Conley 1.42
71. Kobe Bryant 1.41
  George McGinnis 1.41
73. Gar Heard 1.40
74. Gary Payton* 1.40
75. Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Connie Hawkins* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
78. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
79. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
80. James Silas 1.37
81. Manu Ginobili 1.37
82. Mark Price 1.36
83. Stephen Jackson 1.36
84. Robert Reid 1.34
85. Karl Malone* 1.34
86. Nate McMillan 1.34
87. Dan Majerle 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
  Billy Cunningham* 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
91. Rich Jones 1.32
92. Wesley Matthews 1.31
93. Eric Williams 1.31
94. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
95. Eddie Jones 1.30
96. Jim McMillian 1.29
97. Darrell Griffith 1.27
98. Brian Winters 1.27
99. Ron Harper 1.26
100. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
101. Kevin Johnson 1.26
102. John Starks 1.25
  Kyle Lowry 1.25
  T.R. Dunn 1.25
105. Kevin Garnett 1.24
106. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
107. Paul Pierce 1.24
108. James Worthy* 1.24
109. Charles Oakley 1.24
110. Byron Scott 1.23
111. Antoine Walker 1.23
112. David Robinson* 1.23
113. Tony Allen 1.22
114. Reggie Lewis 1.21
  Jeff Hornacek 1.21
116. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
117. Charlie Scott 1.21
118. Bob Dandridge 1.21
119. Michael Cooper 1.21
120. Phil Chenier 1.20
121. Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Darwin Cook 1.20
123. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
124. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
125. Ted McClain 1.19
126. Mario Chalmers 1.19
127. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
128. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
129. Blue Edwards 1.18
130. Shawn Marion 1.17
131. Raymond Felton 1.17
132. Kenny Anderson 1.17
133. DeMar DeRozan 1.16
134. John Lucas 1.16
135. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
136. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
137. Danny Green 1.14
138. Kevin Porter 1.14
139. Chris Webber 1.14
140. Avery Johnson 1.13
  George Hill 1.13
142. John Havlicek* 1.13
143. Robert Horry 1.13
144. Walter Davis 1.13
  Alvan Adams 1.13
146. David Wesley 1.13
147. Deron Williams 1.12
  Jo Jo White* 1.12
  Shawn Kemp 1.12
150. Caron Butler 1.12
151. Larry Kenon 1.12
152. Vince Carter 1.12
153. Wil Jones 1.12
154. Charles Johnson 1.11
155. Anthony Peeler 1.11
156. Terry Porter 1.10
157. Blake Griffin 1.10
158. Dave Twardzik 1.10
159. Derrick Rose 1.10
160. Luol Deng 1.10
161. Ralph Simpson 1.09
162. Kevin Durant 1.09
163. Lucius Allen 1.08
164. Jason Richardson 1.08
165. George Lynch 1.08
166. Kenyon Martin 1.08
167. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
169. Rod Strickland 1.08
170. Ray Williams 1.07
171. Haywoode Workman 1.07
172. Jared Dudley 1.07
173. George Gervin* 1.06
174. Doug Collins 1.06
175. Tracy McGrady 1.06
176. Bobby Jones 1.06
177. Mike Bibby 1.06
178. Derek Fisher 1.05
179. Bryon Russell 1.05
180. Sedale Threatt 1.04
181. Chris Mullin* 1.04
  Kirk Hinrich 1.04
183. Willie Wise 1.04
184. O.J. Mayo 1.04
185. Marques Johnson 1.04
186. Mack Calvin 1.03
187. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
188. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
189. Reggie Miller* 1.01
190. Josh Smith 1.01
  Chauncey Billups 1.01
192. Craig Ehlo 1.01
193. Paul Millsap 1.01
194. J.R. Smith 1.01
195. Horace Grant 1.01
196. David Thompson* 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Matt Barnes 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Damian Lillard 1.00
213. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
214. Tom Henderson 0.99
215. Rafer Alston 0.98
216. Danny Manning 0.98
217. Grant Long 0.98
218. Lou Williams 0.98
219. Len Elmore 0.97
220. Jeff Teague 0.97
221. Vlade Divac 0.97
222. Joakim Noah 0.97
223. Thabo Sefolosha 0.97
224. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
225. Larry Steele 0.96
226. Marc Gasol 0.96
227. Don Adams 0.96
228. Toni Kukoc 0.96
229. Ray Allen 0.96
230. Chet Walker* 0.96
231. Nene Hilario 0.95
  Klay Thompson 0.95
233. Jack Sikma 0.95
234. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
235. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
236. Charles Dudley 0.94
237. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
238. Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Darrell Armstrong 0.94
241. Craig Hodges 0.94
242. Jason Terry 0.94
243. Richard Hamilton 0.94
244. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
245. Ricky Sobers 0.93
246. Paul Westphal 0.93
247. Bob Lanier* 0.93
248. Bobby Phills 0.92
249. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
250. Allen Leavell 0.92

NBA

Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Chris Paul 2.26
3. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Sam Lacey 1.93
11. Russell Westbrook 1.93
12. Rajon Rondo 1.93
13. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
14. Jason Kidd 1.91
15. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
16. Magic Johnson* 1.88
17. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
18. John Stockton* 1.86
19. Fat Lever 1.85
20. Larry Bird* 1.80
21. LeBron James 1.78
22. Gus Williams 1.76
23. Norm Van Lier 1.74
24. Paul George 1.72
25. Johnny Moore 1.71
26. Kawhi Leonard 1.69
27. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
28. Stephen Curry 1.67
29. Julius Erving* 1.67
30. Don Chaney 1.65
31. Larry Hughes 1.63
32. Kerry Kittles 1.61
33. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
34. Doug Christie 1.60
35. Otis Birdsong 1.60
36. Monta Ellis 1.59
37. James Harden 1.58
38. Dwyane Wade 1.57
39. Tim Hardaway 1.57
40. Charles Barkley* 1.57
41. Jimmy Butler 1.56
42. Kyrie Irving 1.56
43. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
44. Paul Pressey 1.55
45. Doc Rivers 1.54
46. Metta World Peace 1.54
47. Darnell Valentine 1.54
48. Norm Nixon 1.53
49. Ben Wallace 1.53
50. Derek Harper 1.53
51. Lionel Hollins 1.48
52. Butch Beard 1.48
53. Draymond Green 1.48
54. Andre Iguodala 1.47
55. Nick Anderson 1.47
56. Charlie Ward 1.46
57. Cazzie Russell 1.45
58. Kendall Gill 1.44
59. Trevor Ariza 1.43
60. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
61. Mike Conley 1.42
62. Kobe Bryant 1.41
63. Gar Heard 1.40
64. Gary Payton* 1.40
65. Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
67. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
68. Manu Ginobili 1.37
69. Mark Price 1.36
70. Stephen Jackson 1.36
71. Robert Reid 1.34
72. Karl Malone* 1.34
73. Nate McMillan 1.34
74. Dan Majerle 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
77. Mike Gale 1.32
78. Wesley Matthews 1.31
79. Eric Williams 1.31
80. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
81. Eddie Jones 1.30
82. Jim McMillian 1.29
83. Darrell Griffith 1.27
84. Brian Winters 1.27
85. Ron Harper 1.26
86. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
87. Kevin Johnson 1.26
88. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
  Kyle Lowry 1.25
91. Kevin Garnett 1.24
92. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
93. Paul Pierce 1.24
94. James Worthy* 1.24
95. Charles Oakley 1.24
96. Byron Scott 1.23
97. Antoine Walker 1.23
98. David Robinson* 1.23
99. Tony Allen 1.22
100. Jeff Hornacek 1.21
  Reggie Lewis 1.21
102. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
103. Charlie Scott 1.21
104. Bob Dandridge 1.21
105. Michael Cooper 1.21
106. George McGinnis 1.21
107. Phil Chenier 1.20
108. Dave Twardzik 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Darwin Cook 1.20
111. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
112. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
113. Mario Chalmers 1.19
114. James Silas 1.19
115. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
116. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
117. Blue Edwards 1.18
118. Shawn Marion 1.17
119. Raymond Felton 1.17
120. George Gervin* 1.17
121. Kenny Anderson 1.17
122. DeMar DeRozan 1.16
123. John Lucas 1.16
124. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
125. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
126. Danny Green 1.14
127. Kevin Porter 1.14
128. Chris Webber 1.14
129. Avery Johnson 1.13
  George Hill 1.13
131. John Havlicek* 1.13
132. Robert Horry 1.13
133. Walter Davis 1.13
  Alvan Adams 1.13
135. David Wesley 1.13
136. Jo Jo White* 1.12
  Deron Williams 1.12
  Shawn Kemp 1.12
139. Caron Butler 1.12
140. Vince Carter 1.12
141. Charles Johnson 1.11
142. Anthony Peeler 1.11
143. Terry Porter 1.10
144. Blake Griffin 1.10
145. Derrick Rose 1.10
146. Luol Deng 1.10
  Larry Kenon 1.10
148. Kevin Durant 1.09
149. Lucius Allen 1.08
150. Jason Richardson 1.08
151. George Lynch 1.08
152. Kenyon Martin 1.08
153. Jerome Williams 1.08
  Aaron McKie 1.08
155. Rod Strickland 1.08
156. Ray Williams 1.07
157. Haywoode Workman 1.07
158. Jared Dudley 1.07
159. Doug Collins 1.06
160. Tracy McGrady 1.06
161. Mike Bibby 1.06
  Don Buse 1.06
163. Bobby Jones 1.06
164. Derek Fisher 1.05
165. Bryon Russell 1.05
166. Sedale Threatt 1.04
167. Kirk Hinrich 1.04
  Chris Mullin* 1.04
169. O.J. Mayo 1.04
170. Marques Johnson 1.04
171. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
172. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
173. Reggie Miller* 1.01
174. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
176. Craig Ehlo 1.01
177. Paul Millsap 1.01
178. J.R. Smith 1.01
179. Horace Grant 1.01
180. Clifford Robinson 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Damian Lillard 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Matt Barnes 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
195. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
196. Tom Henderson 0.99
197. Rafer Alston 0.98
198. Danny Manning 0.98
199. Grant Long 0.98
200. Lou Williams 0.98
201. Jeff Teague 0.97
202. Vlade Divac 0.97
203. Joakim Noah 0.97
204. Thabo Sefolosha 0.97
205. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
206. Larry Steele 0.96
207. Marc Gasol 0.96
208. Toni Kukoc 0.96
209. Ray Allen 0.96
210. Chet Walker* 0.96
211. Klay Thompson 0.95
  Nene Hilario 0.95
213. Jack Sikma 0.95
214. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
215. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
216. Charles Dudley 0.94
217. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
218. Darrell Armstrong 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
221. Craig Hodges 0.94
222. Jason Terry 0.94
223. Richard Hamilton 0.94
224. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
225. Ricky Sobers 0.93
226. Paul Westphal 0.93
227. Bob Lanier* 0.93
228. Bobby Phills 0.92
229. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
230. Allen Leavell 0.92
231. Lewis Lloyd 0.92
232. DeMarre Carroll 0.91
233. Rickey Green 0.91
234. Iman Shumpert 0.91
235. Johnny Davis 0.91
236. Stephon Marbury 0.91
237. Jamal Crawford 0.90
  Chuck Hayes 0.90
239. Tony Parker 0.90
240. Vernon Maxwell 0.90
241. Grant Hill 0.90
  Johnny Newman 0.90
243. Chris Ford 0.90
244. Bonzi Wells 0.90
245. Moses Malone* 0.89
246. Mike Bratz 0.89
247. Fred Brown 0.89
248. Danny Ainge 0.89
249. Joe Johnson 0.89
250. Terry Cummings 0.89

ABA

Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.34
2. Mike Gale 2.08
3. Brian Taylor 2.06
4. Fatty Taylor 1.94
5. Ron Boone 1.83
6. Freddie Lewis 1.74
7. Wendell Ladner 1.71
8. Ralph Simpson 1.65
9. Mack Calvin 1.65
10. Julius Erving* 1.62
  George McGinnis 1.62
12. Ted McClain 1.52
13. Jimmy Jones 1.50
14. Willie Wise 1.39
15. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
16. Rich Jones 1.32
17. Larry Kenon 1.15
18. Wil Jones 1.12
19. Louie Dampier* 1.09
20. Bobby Jones 1.08
21. Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Artis Gilmore* 1.00
23. Dan Issel* 0.92
  Jim Eakins 0.92
25. Dave Robisch 0.88
26. John Roche 0.86
27. Chuck Williams 0.81
28. Gerald Govan 0.79
29. George Gervin* 0.75
30. John Williamson 0.72
31. Mel Daniels* 0.67
  Bird Averitt 0.67
33. Kevin Joyce 0.65
34. Darnell Hillman 0.65
35. George Irvine 0.60
  Cincinnatus Powell 0.60
37. Gene Littles 0.58
38. Rick Mount 0.56
39. Ronald Thomas 0.55
40. Red Robbins 0.50
  Billy Paultz 0.50
  George Carter 0.50
  Jimmy O'Brien 0.50
  Donnie Freeman 0.50
  Walter Simon 0.50
46. Roger Brown* 0.48
47. Johnny Baum 0.45
48. Bill Keller 0.41
49. Tom Owens 0.38
50. Steve Jones 0.33
  Claude Terry 0.33
52. Byron Beck 0.31
53. Bob Warren 0.25
54. Bill Melchionni 0.24
55. Willard Sojourner 0.11
56. Goose Ligon 0.00
  Bob Netolicky 0.00
  John Beasley 0.00
  Gene Moore 0.00